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Eric_Connelly

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I think I may have done this before but I'd like to get some idea's on good covers.

I really like to see what other bands do with others music especially when totally out of their genre.

If anything the really bad ones are a good chuckle like Avril Lavigne doing Chop Suey from System of a Down, to some of the better if off the wall like Skinny Puppy doing Tainted Love.

I've picked up alot of the cover/tribute CD's but am looking for those out of the way and hard to find.

Anyone have some good suggestions? Like anytype of music but prefer old metal/industrial/punk flavors but generally listen to pretty much anything.
 

Jan H

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Rush's Feedback is a good cover album of '60's hard rock staples. It's a lot 'heavier' sounding than most of the originals, with some tasty guitar work by Lifeson, chops-o-plenty by the uber-stud drummer Peart, and nicely sung by bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee. I particular like what they do with the Yardbirds' 'Heart Full of Soul', Cream's 'Crossroads', and The Who's 'The Seeker.'
 

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Eric, have you looked at my thread of "covered Music Dishes"? Some of my favourite albums of covers that I used were:

Booker T. and the M.G.'s McLemore Avenue, the previously mentioned Rush, David Bowie's Aladin Sane, Todd Rundgren's Faithful, Paul Weller's Studio 150.
 

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FWIW, I consider Stevie Ray Vaughn's cover of Hendrix's VooDoo Chile to be the definitive version....not that Jimi''s version is in any way lacking!

His instrumental Little Wing does not suck either.

BGL
 

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I like Jimi Hendrix's cover of Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower.

I also like Van Halen's covers of the Kinks' You Really Got Me and Roy Orbison's Pretty Woman.
 

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I also like the Kink's cover of Van Halen's version of You Really Got Me ! Not sure the original band re-releasing their own song in the style of a cover (complete with Eruption-style guitar solo) was ever done before.
 

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I actually prefer Derek And The Domino's version of Little Wing, it sounds completely different, than all the other covers of Jimi's song.
 

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A second vote for Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watchtower. In my opinion, he owns this song (no disrespect meant to Bob).

Sting does a creditable version of Little Wing on Nothing Like the Sun.
 

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Have ya'all heard other covers of All Along The Watchtower? Right off, Paul Weller, Spirit, Dave Mason, and I feel like I'm forgetting one I like....?.... I tend to like Hendrix's best but I'll listen to anything, atleast once.
 

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U2 have one on Rattle and Hum. I did a search for the title on Amazon and found covers of "Watchtower" from Dave Matthews, Buddy Miles, Bobby Womack, Dream Syndicate, and a jillion others...
 

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Guns N' Roses's cover of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door".

And I suppose you could call Slash playing the Godfather theme a "cover" version as well :D (but IIRC this is only available on bootlegs, not official releases...)

On a totally separate note, Jessica Simpson's cover of Robbie Williams's "Angels" isn't bad either. (No, I don't have their albums, just that it's played to death on radio.)
 

Bill Leber

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A Perfect Circle's new disc eMotivE is full of good covers. The best are John Lennon's "Imagine" and Joni Mitchell's "Fiddle And The Drum."
 

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me also. and his Willie the Wimp is damn fine also.


The Waterboys are one of my favorite bands for covers. their version of Van Morrison's Sweet Thing on the Fisherman's Blues album is arguably better than the original. and on The Live Adventures of the Waterboys, there are two stellar covers, one another of Morrison's songs called Til The Healing Has Begun, and another of Prince's Purple Rain. and on an Uncut magazine disc dedicated to Springsteen, there's a terrific version of Independance Day. also a wonderful Trisha Yearwood version of Sad Eyes.

Aztec Camera's version of Van Halen's Jump has always been a favorite.

Brian Ferry's version of Jealous Guy.

and in the Roxy Music vein, 10,000 Maniacs'(without Natalie) rendition of More Than This.
 

Mike Slade

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Dave Matthews Band does a rocking Watchtower. Also they do a good Cortez the Killer with Warren Haynes. They have done a lot of other good covers too.
 

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GnR's cover of "Live and Let Die" is a pretty well known one.

I like Yes's cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "America" quite a bit.

I have a bootleg CD of Pearl Jam covers called "Uncovered" that has some really good stuff like "Roadhouse Blues", "Break On Through", "Light My Fire", "Baba O'Riley", "Hold Your Head Up", "I've Got A Feeling", "Masters Of War", and "Beast Of Burden"

Also have the Depeche Mode cover/tribute CD which is pretty awful. I listened to it once and that was enough.
 

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